Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine in Austin, Minnesota, manages all aspects of an adult patient's general health care and provide seamless referrals to Mayo Clinic specialists, according to each patient's needs.

Services available in Internal Medicine include:

  • Care for patients with undefined symptoms and complaints, such as shortness of breath, chest pain, abdominal pain and back pain, who need help in diagnosing their illness
  • Coordination of care from surgeons and other specialized care providers
  • Preventive medicine screening care, including mammograms, Pap smears, routine colon cancer screening evaluations, cholesterol screening and blood pressure screening
  • Collaborative care of patients with chronic medical illnesses, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and emphysema, throughout the various stages of their illness
  • Comprehensive management of medical needs for hospitalized patients
  • Medicare annual wellness visits


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Providers View More

Kishor Joshi, M.D.
Internal Medicine
Ashley Pountney, P.A.-C.
Internal Medicine
Kyaw Hein, M.D., Ph.D.
Internal Medicine

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